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Comtech Xicom Technology announces a new 1250-Watt DBS-band SATCOM uplink TWTA

(1 March 2018 - Comtech Xicom) Comtech Xicom Technology announced today a new 1250-Watt power amplifier for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) satellite communications (SATCOM) uplink applications.

The new traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) joins Comtech Xicom Technology's highly-efficient product line and represents the best technology available to the DBS SATCOM market. Model XTD-1250DBSHE is a high efficiency, 1250-Watt power amplifier in the same package as the traditional 750-Watt power amplifier. This new DBS-band TWTA provides the user with 525-Watts of linear power for Direct-to-Home (DTH) SATCOM in a compact, ruggedized package designed for high reliability outdoor applications.

"We are extremely pleased to expand our family of DBS TWTAs with this new 1250-Watt product," commented Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President, and General Manager for Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. "Customers have been asking for an upgrade path for the widely deployed 750-Watt family of amplifiers. We can now offer a form, fit, function replacement with significantly higher power in a similar size configured package."

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 52 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications. Please visit for more information.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.